CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Transnational Periodicals of the Americas

Race and Ethnicity in Transnational Periodicals of the Americas

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for a panel to be held at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023.

In the last half-century, the recovery of ethnic and non-English language periodicals has helped unearth hemispheric exchanges vital to understanding the entanglements of ethnicity, Blackness, and racialization in the Americas. Greater access to collections of Black, Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. immigrant periodicals has refreshed scholarly conversations and projects that account for the multilingual, multiethnic, and international contexts of periodicals produced in the 19th and early 20th century. 

This panel seeks to gather scholars of race and ethnicity in the transnational press. Papers might discuss historical exchanges across the Americas between ethnic, Spanish-language, and Black periodicals. We would also welcome submissions that explore the potential disciplinary exchanges between US-based periodical studies and scholarship on ethnic and Spanish-language publications. 

Please submit a one-page abstract and a brief c.v. by January 14, 2023 to Joshua Ortiz Baco at jortizba @ Please use the subject line “RSAP/ALA proposal”.